Who is Freddy Harteis?

Freddy Harteis was born in Colorado, USA, on 12 May 1976 – his zodiac sign is Taurus and he holds American nationality. He’s a film producer and a TV personality, probably known best for having been the first husband of Jennie Mai, a famous American TV presenter, stylist and a make-up artist.

Early life and education

Freddy was raised in Colorado as an only child by his father Fred Harteis who was a ranch owner, and his mother Linda who’s a housewife.

Freddy grew up learning how to take care of his father’s ranch, and eventually decided that he would become a rancher himself.

He attended a local high school at which he was physically active, as he played football for the school’s team, while he was also into acting, and appeared in a couple of plays performed at the school. Freddy hasn’t spoken of his further education, but some believe that he enrolled at a college after he matriculated in 1994, and that he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in 1998.

Freddy’s career

In 2011, Freddy starred alongside Aaron Kimbro and Will Roberts in the reality series “The Hollywood Hunter”, which follows the life of Freddy and his former wife Jeannie. The same year saw him featured in the reality TV special “Holiday Fabulous”. Between 2013 and 2017, Freddy appeared in seven episodes of the musical talk-show “The Real” hosted by Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Houghton and Loni Love, and which has been airing since 2013.

In 2019, he hosted the reality series “The Maverick” which he also produced, however, it failed to attract any attention, and was thus cancelled.

Freddy’s also the owner of Harteis Ranch located in Colorado.

Love life and marriage with Jeannie Mai

Freddy’s more or less secretive when it comes to his love life, but it’s known that he was once married to Jeannie Mai.

The two met sometime in the mid-2000s, and they exchanged vows on 11 August 2007,  in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family members. There are rumors circulating the internet that they had many problems, because Freddy wanted to have children and Jeannie didn’t, while there were also rumors that Freddy was cheating on Jeannie with his current fiancé Linsey Toole.

Freddy Harteis and Jeannie Mai

On 20 October 2017, the two filed for divorce, finalized in December 2018.

On 26 October 2018, Linsey gave birth to their daughter Emersyn Rose, and in November 2019 to their son Huck Fredrick.

Jeannie began dating the American rapper and actor Jay Wayne ‘Jeezy’ Jenkins in November 2018, they became engaged on 27 March 2020, exchanging vows in front of their wide circle of friends and family members in March 2021.

As of April 2021, Freddy’s engaged to Linsey Toole, was once married and has two children.

Hobbies and other interests

Freddy’s an avid hunter, whose skills have been showcased in various reality series. He’s also a lover of animals, and has many dogs and cows on his ranch.

He’s keen on travelling and has been all around the US for both work and pleasure, while it’s believed that he hasn’t so far travelled abroad.

Freddy spends most of his spare time with his wife and their children, and his family can be seen featured in many of his Instagram pictures. He’s taking good care of his Instagram account, as he likes the attention he’s receiving from his 44,000 fans.

Winter’s his favorite season, as he loves snow.

Late at night, Freddy enjoys watching movies with his other half, and his favorite actor and actress are Tom Hanks and Natalie Portman, while a couple of his favorite movies include “Cast Away”, “Sleepless in Seattle” and “Leon: The Professional”.

Age, height and net worth

Freddy’s age is 44. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) and he weighs around 170lbs (77kgs). As of April 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $2 million, while Jeannie’s net worth is reputedly estimated at over $4 million.

Who is Jeannie Mai?

Jeannie Camtu Mai was born in San Jose, California USA, on 4 January 1979 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn and she holds American nationality. She’s probably known best for her appearance in the reality TV show “How Do I Look?”, which has been airing since 2004, and is hosted by Jeannie, Finola Hughes and Marcellas Reynolds. It follows a professional stylist who’s choosing entirely new clothes for guests with no style; it’s been nominated for two awards.

Jeannie was raised in San Jose alongside her brothers Dennis and Daniel Mai, by their Chinese-Vietnamese father James, and their Vietnamese mother Olivia. She studied at Milpitas High School, at which she became interested in journalism and comedy, and upon matriculating in 1997, Jeannie chose not to pursue a college degree but to work on her career.

She was 18 years old when she started working at MAC Cosmetics as their make-up artist, and Jeannie eventually began working with celebrities such as Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera.

In 2003, she was chosen to host the Asian-American reality show “Stir”, and she then became the producer and the reporter of the show “The Daily Mix”. The following years saw her make a guest appearance in various shows such as “Character Fantasy”, “Granted” and “Today”, and the year 2008 saw her host the show “Miss America Reality Check”. Jeannie served as a guest judge for the reality competition show “Asia’s Next Top Model, Cycle 1” in 2012.

In 2013, she became the host of the fashion show “Style Pop”, and was also invited to become a co-host of the talk-show “The Real”, which she has been co-hosting to this day.

In 2018, she and her colleagues won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. Some of the other shows she appeared in around that time were the reality series “Steampunk’d”, the game-show “The Joker’s Wild”, and “Dancing with the Stars”.

Jeannie has been nominated for three other Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host, in 2016, 2017 and 2019, and she won a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series (shared with colleagues) in both 2018 and 2019.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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